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Light's Ladder (Pacific Northwest Poetry Series) Paperback – January 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Pacific Northwest Poetry Series
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press; 1 edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0295984007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295984001
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,488,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Howell is the author of seven previous books of poetry, most recently Just Waking. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the Washington State Governor’s Writers Award. His work has been included in the Pushcart Prize anthology three times. He is professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University and senior editor of Eastern Washington University Press. He lives in Spokane. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shann Ray on August 24, 2007
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Winner of the Washington State Book Award, Light's Ladder reveals beneath the surface of the collective dream of family and serenity, the nearly un-nameable grief of losing a child to early death. In this his eighth collection, Christopher Howell's poems move with the rhythms of a soulful blues elegy whose artistic engine is precise and worshipful, and graced by a love that faces the unknowable with humble brokenness and enduring hope. Seamless, imbued with fire, Light's Ladder is a gift of understanding, even joy, in the midst of unrelenting sorrow.
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